Giants should sign a pass rusher over a receiver in free agency
On Thursday we got to see what ESPN’s prediction for free agency is and they have the New York Giants signing Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Bud Dupree.
Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus has now released his predictions for free agency and he has Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Kenny Golladay signing with the Giants.
Golladay is going to garner a whole lot of interest, but none may want or need his services more than the Giants, who have publicly voiced their desire to add playmakers to the offense and actually tried to trade for the receiver before the 2020 trade deadline.
Before his injury-riddled 2020 campaign, Golladay established himself as one of the best deep threats and contested-catch specialists in the entire league. In 2018 and 2019 combined, Golladay racked up the third-most deep (20-plus-yard target) receiving yards, with 930, and he tied for first in contested catches with 43.
I do think Golladay could be a great signing for the Giants, but I would rather see them go with an edge rusher in free agency and draft a wide receiver within the first three rounds. Now they could sign Golladay and draft a receiver, but then who are they going to sign to bolster their pass rush?
It’s going to be interesting to see how the Giants navigate free agency with not much money to work with.
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